Hear her voice?

I love working with people who are really good at what they do, who come at whatever their special “it” is with a sense of passion, and who continue to grow even after they’ve gotten good enough that they aren’t continually fighting against their tools. I love watching artists grow into their art, into what might once have seemed limitations, and into their explorations of what is possible. Given that, I can say that my entire day this past Tuesday was a little slice of heaven, for I was surrounded by several such people working together as a team, working within several mediums, all focused upon a common goal, an upcoming episode exploring sustainably grown flowers and flower farmers for Joe Lamp’l's PBS show, Growing A Greener World. Joe, Theresa, Carl, David, Nathan, Debra, Diane, Dennis, Stacie,     . . . can you possibly know what a treat it was to be a member of your team for the day in telling this story, to watch each of you craft your part of the telling of it just as beautifully as Stacie has done with her part here?

Pictured above is just one of the fruits that grew out of that project, a delicious, seasonal arrangement designed by Stacie Sutliff of Blush Custom Floral from flowers grown and just cut, on land tilled and lovingly cared for by Skagit Valley  flower farming artist-magicians, Diane Szukovathy and Dennis Westphall of Jello Mold Farm.

I’m still smiling.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Fleur July 16, 2011 at 9:33 am

Such a divine adventure, captured beautifully. Thank you for sharing.

Sheila July 16, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Incredible, glorious, visually as inspiring as the flavors of the organic greens I got at Farmer’s Market today. This is old school “miraculous”.

debra July 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I know it’s out of form for your co-author to comment, but this I must. I am in awe of Stacie’s talent – she has grown and evolved before our very eyes in the past year, hasn’t she? What a gift we’ve been given to be able to photograph, film and interview such talented designers as Stacie, such passionate and thoughtful flower farmers as Diane and Dennis, and such exciting new ventures as the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market!
And how affirming to have Joe, Nathan, Carl, Dave, Theresa and the Growing A Greener World crew take notice and turn our project into a segment on their PBS show. It’s quite special and I’m happy to be on this journey with each of them, aren’t you?

Mike Norman July 18, 2011 at 11:46 am

Nice shots and story.

Tom @ Tall Clover Farm July 21, 2011 at 6:41 am

Bouquets with a point of view, one that seems to say, slow down, enjoy the season, discover its beauty.

Baylor July 21, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Absolutely Stunning. I want to see & hear more! more! more!
I’ll most definitely tune in when it airs…

Jaz July 31, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Breath taking. Very pleasing in the eyes. Light, calm and serene. I would love to have this picture hang on my wall.

Walk in Coolers August 19, 2011 at 11:36 am

Beautiful :)

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